Friday, October 7, 2011

Violet UFO

Where have I been? I had taken so ill the beginning of September that it required a stay in the hospital. I'm on the mend now and have been catching up with my fellow sewistas. Today I'm wearing a UFO that has been years in the making. I don't remember the pattern number, but it was before I got a serger, because the seams have a zigzag finish. I fell in love with this vibrant corduroy, bought several yards to make a casual sort of suit (can you say, Barney?) and didn't complete it. As you can see, I even installed the zip and just have to put in the sleeves. After seeing Erica and Mimi turn out such amazingly, coloured trousers, I decided to finish these up. Only a hem was needed! The orange top was my first adventure with a serger. All rolled hems on a soft knit. Again, I don't know the pattern number. The jacket is a thrift store find from years ago. It's a Peony Brand. The closures are amazing and it's completely reversible! Since narrow trousers are currently in vogue, I dug through my stash and came up with these patterns. The hem widths ranges from 10" to 15". I might put some of them for sale in my shop. I'll decide this weekend. Net-A-Porter is my favourite place to "shop" for inspiration. I'm loving this dress by Preen. Actually, I love the entire line. I've cleaned up and organized my sewing room and am ready to get to work on my fall/winter wardrobe. I've got a few more UFO's to complete as well. Maybe, I'll get those done first. Yeah, right! BTW-click on photos to enlarge.


OSUN said...

Oh, finally! We have so many jobs that need finishing. You look fab, (as usual) nice job on the colour mixing. I was working yesterday and even cleaned the machine and oiled it as well. You're inspiring me. Have not gotten to making anything for myself yet but my mind is busy!

Aminat said...

Hope you are getting better...and welcome back. Those are beautiful colors on you ..

Cennetta said...

Glad you are feeling better. The pants look great and Net-a-porter is an excellent source of inspiration for me too. Have a great weekend!

narcissaqtpie said...

Sorry to hear to were ill, but good to know you're recovering and OK. I've been thinking about colored pants particularly purple, but I was scared of you know the Barney :) thing

Yours look great, I might get brave.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

So sorry to hear you ill and nice to hear you are better ;)

You look amazing! Love your outfits.

Gabriella said...

So sorry you've been ill. It's nice to have you back in blog land. Loving the trousers and top. Purple and orange is one of my most favorite color combos.

Shawnta said...

Glad you are on the mend! The pants and jacket are nice. I have some bright blue and a green cord fabrics that I'm thinking of making some pants with.

Kyle said...

Sorry to hear you were sick. Not feeling well is the pits!
Those corduroy pants are awesome!

Yoruba Princess said...

Love the colors, any shade/hue/hint of purple I love.
Loving the headwrap!
You look great after all you went thru.
We will chat soon.
Sending love, peace and blessings

Yoruba Princess

BTW I need a wardrobe for Italy;)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

What a fantastic look! Great color combination. Glad to hear you are on the mend!

MushyWear said...

So glad you are on the mend. The bold colors in your outfit look great on you!